Introducing Young Climate Warriors

Young Climate Warriors.  Take positive action, be part of a carbon-busting virtual team and inspire hope for the future.  Nearly 3/4s of children say they are worried about the state of the planet – 22% say they are very worried (BBC Newsround survey). Young Climate Warriors provides fun, age-appropriate weekly challenges, that help children tackle… Continue reading Introducing Young Climate Warriors

Curious stories for curious children

STEM Ambassadors are being trained into super storytellers – all ready to come into your school and show your class that science is for everyone. The real-life scientists will be armed with stereotype-busting books – showing women, people from BAME backgrounds and people with neurodiversity – doing fun science-y stuff. They’ll share these engaging stories… Continue reading Curious stories for curious children

UWE is Transform Our World partner

Transform Our World are a community of educators empowering students to take climate action. Through their collaborative online hub, Transform Our World supports teachers in bringing environmental and social action into the classroom through showcasing quality-rated resources, programmes and events available from various organisations. The hub features a range of themes from Sustainable Development Goals, to… Continue reading UWE is Transform Our World partner

Providing space for social communication in a STEM engagement project

Neurodiversity Week celebrates our unique strengths and differences, while recognising that the many talents of people with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other neurodiverse ways of thinking and learning are often not suited to traditional, formal learning environments. Science Hunters is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) outreach and research programme that uses Minecraft to engage… Continue reading Providing space for social communication in a STEM engagement project

STEMazing – role modelling girls into engineering

Role models enable children to “see” themselves in certain careers. But in traditionally male dominated industries, like engineering, where only 11% of the workforce are female, less female engineers exist to role model engineering as a possible career to young girls. So it’s not too surprising that STEMazing (a specialist STEM outreach company) found that… Continue reading STEMazing – role modelling girls into engineering

Launch of Bristol initiative to inspire kids in STEM!

With a commitment to inspire the next generation of engineers, the West of England’s new Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative launched last week! The Inspire branch of DETI, led by UWE Bristol, aims to address the nationwide skills and employment gap in engineering by championing science for children in the West of England.… Continue reading Launch of Bristol initiative to inspire kids in STEM!

Bristol-based clean air & climate change teaching material

In this blog post the Bristol Clair City team introduce you to their great, evidence-based Educator Pack… Every day, air pollution and carbon emissions are produced by our daily commutes, home heating and lifestyle habits. And their impacts are disproportionately being felt by younger people – not only are they more vulnerable, as their bodies… Continue reading Bristol-based clean air & climate change teaching material